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2BR 1BA Duplex / Walking Distance to the Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

On a tight budget? The Gulf's Secret is a 2 bedroom cottage only 2 blocks from p

The cottage has a fully stocked kitchen for easy cooking in, rather than spending a lot out at the restaurants. There is a king size bed in one bedroom and 2 twins in the second. There is also a sleeper sofa in the living room. 42 inch flat screen TV in living room.

You are within walking distance to shopping, dining, activities etc.

At the beach access there are 5 parking spaces that even the locals don'y know about. They appear to be part of The Lighthouse condos, but they are public.

Minimum age to rent is 25.

More Details

Property Manager
Keith Morris
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Keith Morris

For your dream vacation, visit the beautiful Gulf Shores, Alabama region! Flip Flop Vacations is the experienced and reliable choice for affordable vacation rentals. We offer you luxury condominiums, beach houses and more - for every budget. Our vacation rentals are located in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach & Fort Morgan AL.

Why Keith Morris chose Gulf Shores

Location, Location, Location

What makes this cottage unique

Moderate pricing and close to the beach!


Gulf Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 = Queen size bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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2BR 1BA Duplex / Walking Distance to the Beach!
average rating of 3.5 based on 4 reviews

Cute and close to everything!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great fall break - walked to the Shrimp Festival! This was out first time to Gulf Shores and we can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to beach- nice beach house

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here and it was close to the beach and had a nice amount of room for my family.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Nice beach vacation

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Gulf's Secret over the 4th of July and had a great trip. I don't want to mislead and say that this is the nicest beach house I've ever been in but it had a few key things going for it. They have a nice location, accept dogs, and are very affordable. In addition, the property manager was extremely responsive and helpful which is wonderful to have. All of that is what made it a good stay. The furnishings and property are a bit dated and the facilities probably need upgrading but taking into account the price of the unit I would say that the value is there and this property could enable a family/group to have a beach vacation when it might not otherwise be attainable. As long as you go into it aware of how much (or how little) you are paying in relation to other properties then I think you'll have a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thumbs down.

  • 1 of 5

The location was nice but the house was not worth the money we paid. It was dirty and very outdated, one bedroom didn't even have a working light. The owners grandson lives in half of the house which is not in the description. We were not able to park under our side of the house because the grandson had people parking there. My family and I couldn't enjoy sitting outside of the house because of the loud music and people arguing over the phone. My husband also walked down stairs to people hanging out around our boat twice. So that being said, I would NOT recommend staying in this house.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your thoughts and concerns about your time at the Gulf's Secret. Let me apologize for not disclosing this unit is a duplex and is owner occupied. This was an oversight on my part as I failed to add this information to the VRBO site. I will certainly review your concerns about parking, music and arguing on the phone with the owner. I am hoping this is a one time occurrence as I have not had any complaints in the past. I am surprised you found the home to be dirty. I use one of the best cleaning services available and they often recieve compliments and appreciation tips. Yes, this is an older beach home and I try my best to describe with words and current pictures. As for as pricing I attempt to stay in tune to market conditions and even try to discount when possible. Most find $159 per night for a two bedroom home, two blocks from the beach to be a reason rate. Motel rooms on the island are $200 plus during summer months. I truly regret you were disappointed with your stay at the Gulf's Secret. I strive to provide the best service to make sure my guest are completely satisfied. Best Regards, Keith
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Ferry
27 Miles
Fort Morgan
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 59 5 blocks


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $100

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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